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processmonkey

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#1 15 years ago

i downloaded the WMP add on for Microsoft front page, i dont know how to use properly, can someone help me please? thanks




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#2 15 years ago

well if u want a video on your front page html website then dont u just put a link to it so ppl can download it?, thats what i done and it works




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#3 15 years ago

Yeah, but i wanna put Audio so people can listen to the music without downloading it, thanks anyway though:)




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#4 15 years ago

ohh alright np, i no a guy whos into all website stuff i asked him before an he said ur best using quicktime for it hope that helps




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#5 15 years ago

Ok, thanks, i'll have a look, thanks for your help:)




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#6 15 years ago

i know how to put a list of songs, and hyperlink them, but i wanna know how i can have a WMP on the first page and whoever goes on the site choses the song, if you know what i mean. thanks




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#7 15 years ago

ill have a look tomorrow, am goin off the computer now, so ill have a look an post back whether i find something or not




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#8 15 years ago
How to Put Sounds on Your Page Now that you know the types of sound files that you can use on your page, the question remains, "HOW?" It's actually very easy to do. Your first step, of course, is to upload the file from your own hard drive to your file manager. There are 2 codes in html that you can use, both of which are browser specific. Netscape uses the embed tag, while Internet Explorer uses the background sound source tag. Older tutorials on html will tell you to include both tags to ensure that the 2 major browsers will be able to handle your sounds. However, Internet Explorer now recognizes the embed tag. Most of the average Internet users have only one sound player, the one that was built into their system. Many have downloaded RealPlayer as well, as many sites use streaming media which has been created in RealAudio format (.ra or .ram). Then there are other people, like me, who use several players, all for different purposes. I have found that when you have more than one player, if you use both the embed tag and the background sound tag, the music will load twice, at differing intervals. It sounds something like a round (Row, Row, Row Your Boat or Frere Jacque) performed very badly. I've had this happen to me on many different sites and to many other people that I know of, as well. The code that I use is . For the sound to play automatically when the page loads, with no option to turn off the sound, you want to include a couple of other attributes. To include a way to turn off the sound, insert dimensions: . Within that tag, you can also tell it to loop (repeat) by including LOOP="true". If you have some reason that you only want the sound to be played in Internet Explorer, the code is . It is my opinion that the best way to use sounds is to give your readers a choice from the very beginning. Instead of forcing them to listen or to shut off the sound once it starts, you can make the sound a link, just as you would link to anything else. [color=Blue]To listen to my music, click here.[/color] This will result in the opening of a small download window. Your readers can choose to open the file from the present location, in which case it's only temporary, or they can save the file to disk. You have another option that works instead of using html code. You can use a java applet found at:[color=Blue] Java Midi Player[/color]. This works in other formats besides midi. If you have a sound or music file that you want to use but it's not in the correct format, you will have to convert it. The program that I use is called Goldwave, a shareware program, which is available at [color=Blue]GoldWave[/color]. To the best of my knowledge, it is not possible to convert midi files to other formats, or visa versa. There is something that you should be aware of. On ThirdAge you have 9 megs of file space. That's quite a lot of room. Adding music files in formats other than midi will eat up that space much faster than you realize. ThirdAge states that they only support .au files; however, midis work without any problems. I've seen some .wav files used also, but they prefer us to use .au format. Don't use music on your file just because you think it's cute, or that it will add to the value or your page, or just to prove that you know how to do it. Get the opinions of your friends, classmates, or total strangers in a chat room. Hopefully you will see that you really don't need it.

[color=Blue] http://home.thirdage.com/Music/cellomar/websounds.html[/color] hope this helps btw, anything in Bold, Italic and Underlined are links smilie.gif